UTAC-CERAM
UTAC-CERAM

Emissions / Consumption

We have been specialised in automotive pollution since the start of the European regulations in 1970 and we are involved from the development process up to regulatory validation (tests for homologation purpose).


Tests on all land vehicles (LV, HGV, 2-wheel, etc.) and all engine types (combustion, hybrid, electric)

  • Consumption, regulated and non-regulated pollutants (NRP)
  • Performance
  • Endurance
  • Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS)
  • Physical and chemical analyses
  • Evaporative emissions (SHED)
  • Regulatory tests (WLTP, RDE, NEDC, US, TRIAS)

Real Driving Emissions (RDE) tests

  • 2016 new EU regulation which implement RDE as a type approval requirement
  • A complete scope of services (preparation, testing, analysis) with regulatory consulting/support:
    • Preparation:
      • Installation of the PEMS
      • Vehicle instrumentation
      • Proposal of RDE route profiles
    • Data acquisition:
      • RDE testing on tracks
      • RDE testing on open roads
      • Measurement on test benches
    • Data analysis:
      • Data acquisition: CO, CO2, NO, NO2 and O2
      • Data analysis according to RDE regulation 

Our test facilities

  • Engine test benches
    • • HGV: Synchronous machine 630 kW – 3,250 Nm – 3,200 rpm, Euro VI
    • • LV: Asynchronous machine 250 kW – 480 Nm – 10,000 rpm, gear reducer option (up to 1,900 Nm), Euro 6
  • Chassis dynamometers
    • • Light vehicles:
      • • 4x4, climate test bench (-30°C/+40°C), motorcycle kit, Euro6
      • • 4x2, Euro6 (raw and diluted exhaust gas)
    • • Heavy vehicles (HGV, bus, refuse collection trucks, etc.):
      • • Pollution and fuel consumption
  • Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS)
    • • 4  logo sensors, Inc. SEMTECH LDV devices (CO/CO2/NO/N02 measurement)
  • Variable temperature SHED
  • Physical and chemical analysis laboratory
    • • Chromatographs, spectrometer, etc.
  • Proving Grounds
    • • Banked high-speed tracks, road circuits, dynamic platforms, etc.